2010 HTF watch your Blu-ray collection challenge

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  1. TonyD

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    1. The challenge is to watch EVERY TITLE in your collection.
    2. Commentaries are optional (but encouraged).
    3. The CHALLENGE begins at 12:01am on January the 1st, 2010 and end at 11:59 on December the 31st, 2010.
    4. Make up your own rules.

    Those are the only guidelines. Use this thread to keep track of the titles you watch. Reserve your place in the thread and then just update that post with each film. Some have much larger collections and can't get through it, so they my decide to skip the extras and just do the films. That's entirely up to you. This is just for fun. No prizes involved if you finish. Just the satisfaction of knowing you watched 'em all. Enjoy.

    Link to this thread in your signatures if you would like.

    So Adam was kind enough to make this a little interesting by offering a ceremonial prize at the end of the year.
    It'll likely be names in hat for those who made an honost attempt to watch as many titles as they could by the end of the year, so we'll rely on the honor system and if a member claims they watched their films, we'll put their names in a hat and draw a name at random and give away a couple of titles from the studio that'll be nice enough to pony up.
    Thanks Adam.
     
  2. TonyD

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    5 stars classic, all timer.
    4 stars must see highly recommended
    3 stars above average, well worth a look
    2 stars a disappointment, a better movie was expected
    1 star watch only if nothing else is on
    0 stars useless complete waste of film


    [SIZE= larger]Blue = Blu-Ray
    Yellow = At the movies
    Green = HDTV
    Black = DVD
    Brown = HD DVD[/SIZE]
    Red = Netflix streaming

    [SIZE= larger]January[/SIZE]

    22. Amelia **
    29. Back To School *** 1/2
    23. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt ***
    24. Big Fan HD *** 1/2
    1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs *** 1/2
    12. Dexter - season 3 ****
    28. Escape From Alcatraz *** 1/2
    10. Fame '09 * 1/2
    17. Gamer ***
    6. The Hurt Locker **** 1/2
    7. I Can Do Bad All By Myself *** 1/2
    19. I love You Beth Cooper *** 1/2
    21. I've Loved You So Long *** 1/2
    18. The Invention of Lying *** 1/2
    14. Lock, Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels *** 1/2
    9. Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures ****
    15. Mean Girls *** 1/2
    24. Michael Jackson's This is It *** 1/2
    16. Moon ****
    4. My Favorite Year HD *** 1/2
    3. Neverwas HD ***
    8. Paper Heart *** 1/2
    5. The Party ** 1/2
    25. Planet Hulk **
    26. A Serious Man ***
    13. A Shot in the Dark ****
    27. The Stepfather '09 ***
    23. Surrogates ***
    20. The Third Man *** 1/2
    11. Snuff: A Doc about Snuff Films **
    2. Wall - E *****
    23. Whip It **
    18. Whiteout 1/2



    February


    8. Black Dynamite *** 1/2
    12. The Box **1/2
    4. Bronson *
    17. Capitalism: A Love Story ****
    7. Couples Retreat ***
    13.The Final Destination ** 1/2
    14. The Fortune Cookie *** 1/2
    6. Good Hair *** 1/2
    12. The Informant ****
    10. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths *** 1/5
    9. Law Abiding Citizen ****
    1. Love Happens ****
    15. My Blue heaven *** 1/2
    16. Oldboy ****
    3. The Out Of Towners '70 *** 1/2
    11. Ponyo ** 1/2
    5. The Time Traveler's Wife *** 1/2
    2. Zombieland *** 1/2


    March

    13. 2012 ***
    14. Airplane *****
    11. Armored *
    22. The Blind Side ***
    23. Brothers ****
    9. Did You Hear About the Morgans *
    21. An Education *** 1/2
    17. Fantastic Mr. Fox ****
    12. Green Lantern: First Flight *** 1/2
    1. Ladies and Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains *** 1/2
    15. Men Who Stare At Goats ***
    3. Mission:Impossible 2 ** 1/2
    7. Motherhood * 1/2
    26. Nurse Jackie season 1 ****
    25. Ong Bak 2 * 1/2
    19. On The Beach *** 1/2
    2. Precious *** 1/2
    10. The Princess and the Frog ****
    18. Red Cliff pt. 1 & 2 **** 1/2
    24. Taking Woodstock ****
    16. Twilight 2: New Moon * 1/2
    5. Up In the Air *** 1/2
    20. The Vampire's Assistant *** 1/2
    6. Where the Wild Things Are ****
    4. Wonder Woman *** 1/2
    8. You Don't Mess With the Zohan *



    April


    25. Avatar ****
    11. Assassination of a High School President ***
    18. Astro Boy *** 1/2
    5. Bad Lieutenant 2 ** 1/2
    1. Breaking Bad season 1 *** 1/2
    13. Broken Lizard's Slammin' Salmon *
    10. Clash of the Titans '81 ***
    31. Days of Heaven ****
    30. Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog *** 24. Crazy Heart *** 1/2
    3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon *****
    19. Defendor **
    4. Electra Glide In Blue ***
    8. Entourage season 1 *** 1/2
    9. Entourage season 2 *** 1/2
    23. Entourage season 3 *** 1/2
    26. Entourage season 4 *** 1/2
    27. Entourage season 5 *** 1/2
    28. Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassuss ***
    32. Imax Under the Sea ***
    29. It's Complicated ****
    6. Everyody's Fine ****
    12. Frailty *** 1/2
    15. Magnolia **** 1/2
    16. Newsies *** 1/2
    33. North By Northwest **** 1/2
    7. Pirate Radio ****
    33. Planet 51 *** 1/2
    2. Sudden Death - movie * / cheese factor *** 1/2
    14. The Talented Mr. Ripley ****
    20. Uncertainty **
    17. Virgin Suicides ***
    21. Young Victoria ** 1/2
    22. Zodiac *** 1/2



    May

    24. Alice in Wonderland ***
    5. Back To the Future **** 1/2
    6. Back to the Future 2 ****


    23. Dance Flick *** 1/2

    15. Daybreakers *** 1/2

    21. Dr. Strangelove *** 1/2

    17. Do the Right Thing ****
    13. Edge of Darkness *** 1/2
    4. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell **


    20. Invictus **

    14. Legion ** 1/2

    7. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring ****
    8. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring EE **** 1/2
    9. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ****


    10.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers EE **** 1/2

    11.Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ****

    12.Lord of the Rings: Return of the King EE ****1/2

    18. The Messenger *** 1/2

    16. Mulholland Drive ****

    19. New Daughter **
    2. Nine *


    26. the Road ****

    22. Saving Private Ryan *****
    3. Sherlocke Holmes ***


    18. The Spy Next Door ** 1/2

    9. The Tooth Fairy *** 1/2

    1. Wargames *** 1/2

    25. Wolfman *** 1/2


    June



    4. The 41 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It. *

    18. Avatar *** 1/2

    1. Band of Brothers ****

    6. Book of Eli *** 1/2

    2. Breaking Bad season 2 ****

    14. Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious ***

    16. Entourage season 6 *** 1/2

    3. From Paris With Love ****

    15. Good Guy *

    9. Glory ****

    12. Hot Tub Time Machine ***

    5. Howards End ****

    13. House Of The Devil **

    20. Shock Corridor ****

    22. Shutter Island ****

    21. Soylent Green ***

    10. Stagecoach ***

    11. Suicide Girls Must Die! *

    19. Tetro *** 1/2

    7. Unthinkable ****

    17. Weeds Season 5 ***

    8. Youth In Revolt ****




    July



    1. Brooklyn's Finest **

    2. The Bounty Hunter ** 1/2

    3. Chloe **

    4. Clash of the Titans remake *** 1/2

    5. Crazies *** 1/2

    6. Death At A Funeral remake ** 1/2

    7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid ***

    8. Dr. Zhivago *****

    9. Ghost Writer ****1/2 but then the very last scene brings it to ***

    10. Greenberg **

    11. Green Zone **

    12. Inception ****

    13. KIck-Ass ****

    14. Lucas **

    15. Manchurian Candidate remake ***

    16. Middle of Nowhere ***

    17. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief *** 1/2

    18. Ryan's Daughter ***

    19. She's out of My League ****

    20. Smokin' Aces *** 1/2

    21. True Blood season 1 **



    August



    7. A Star Is Born - Judy Garland/James Mason **** 1/2

    3. Batman:Under the Red Hood ****

    23. Californication season 1 **** 1/2

    24. Californication season 2 **** 1/2

    2. Collateral ****

    20. the Crucible ***

    1. Cop Out ***

    6 Date Night ***1/2

    9. Dinner For Schmucks ***1/2

    14. Dorian Grey **

    16. Funny Farm *** 1/2

    17. the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo ***

    25. Harry Brown ***

    18. Hung season 1 *** 1/2

    8. the Losers *** 1/2

    22. Me and Orson Welles *** 1/2

    11. A Passage to India ****

    4. Revenge of the Pink Panther ****

    5. Single Man ****

    21. Smokin' Aces 2 ***

    19. True Blood season 2 **

    15. When In Rome ** 1/2




    September


    15. the Arrival ****

    8. the Experiment ***

    4. Frozen ***

    5. Fred the Movie

    6. Get Him To the Greek ***

    19. How To Train Your Dragon ****

    23. Human Centipede **

    20. Jonah Hex *

    14. Killers ***

    18. The Killer Inside Me ***

    16. Mars Attacks *** 1/2

    22. Nightmare on Elm Street **

    12. Prince of Persia *** 1/2

    17. Predators **

    9. Robin Hood ***

    24. Repo Men *** 1/2

    13. Solitary Man *** 1/2

    7. Spartacus season 1 ****

    21. Splice ***

    10. Six Wives of Henry Lefay **

    3. Superman/Batman Apocalypse **

    11. Who is Clark Rockefeller ***

    1. Walkabout **

    2. What's Up Doc ***1/2



    October



    11. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ****

    14. Dexter season 4 ****

    4. How to Marry a Millionaire **

    12. Just Wright ***

    8. Karate Kid '09 **

    1. L.A. Confidential ****

    10. Lost In Space ***

    2. Please Give ****

    6. Post Grad *** 1/2

    7. Secret of Kells ****1/2

    13. Three Days of the Condor ****

    3. Toy Story 3 *****

    5. Winnebago Man ****

    9. Winter's Bone **




    November




    4. Eat Pray Love **

    14. Expendables *** 1/2

    3. The Gate***

    8. Going the Distance *** 1/2

    12. I'm Still Here ***

    1. Iron Giant **** 1/2

    5. Lottery Ticket ***

    13. Love Ranch ***

    9. Knight and Day *** 1/2

    11. Mission Impossible 3 *** 1/2

    6. Naked Gun ****

    15. Night of the Demons **

    7. Outsourced ***

    2. Piranha * 1/2

    10. Sex and the City 2 ***

    8. Sorcerer's Apprentice ***


    December




    27. 1984 ****

    21. The American ****

    19. A Christmas Carol 2010 ****

    9. The A Team **

    25. Batman '89 ****

    26. Batman Returns ** 1/2

    6. Charlie St. Cloud *** 1/2

    8. Cyrus *** 1/2

    7. Despicable Me *** 1/2

    18 Devil ****

    20. Easy - A *** 1/2

    22. Exit Through The Gift Shop * 1/2

    2. Inception **** 1/2

    17. Family Guy It's a Trap! ***

    23. The Girl Who Played With Fire * 1/2

    15. The Kids Are Allright ** 1/2

    5. Avatar The Last Airbender **

    3. The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear ****

    10. Nanny McPhee Returns **

    13. The Other Guys ****

    12. Owls of Ga'Hoole ** 1/2

    24. Resident Evil After Life **

    16. Salt ****

    14. Scott Pilgrem vs. the World *** 1/2

    1. Shrek Forever After ****

    11. Superman/ Shazam/Black Adam **

    21. The Town ****

    4. Twilight Eclipse *

    18. Wall Street 2 ***


    Last 2 for the year...


    27. Catfish ****

    28. Dinner For Schmucks *** 1/2


     
  3. hampsteadbandit

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    well I bought and watched Terminator Salvation on Blu-Ray yesterday and must admit its grown on me

    when I saw it in the cinema (green) I was underwhelmed

    when I saw it again on Download (twice), it was getting better...but still not great


    January

    getting it on Blu (BLUE) has changed my mind, I actually liked the film and feel it has much to offer, the PQ and SQ are fantastic and there are many good elements to the film that I enjoyed, more than the elements that drag the film down =

    = Christian Bale and some continuity errors

    for example when Connor climbs into the helicopter at the beginning he does not fasten a seat belt, but unclips a seat belt after the nuke forces the helicopter down

    and when the Terminator grabs his leg following his helicopter crash, it pulls his boot off, but when he slides free and gets onto the helicopter mounted M60 gun he is wearing both boots....)

    doesn't ruin the film, but weakens the experience


    well I'm looking forward to Terminator 5 & 6 if they get made


    I will work through the other 70 discs in my HD collection and let you know asap
     
  4. Joseph J.D

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    This year, I will also include my DVD watching. They will appear in black as well.

    The Bionic Woman: Season 1 (1976) [Disc 1]
    SpongeBob Squarepants: The First 100 Episodes [Disc 8 and 9]
     
  5. PatW

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    Movies rated 0 stars - 5 stars
    Will only watch movies in my collection, bluray or dvd. Anything else will be recorded in the Track the Films You Watch thread.
    Blurays will be in blue print; DVDs in black print. Blind buys and new additions to my collection will be in bold.
    Will be able to get all my blurays watched which is the goal of this challenge but not my dvd's. ( too many)

    January

    01. The Water Horse Legend of the Deep (2007)
     
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    Blue = Blu Ray
    Yellow = At the movies
    Green = HDTV
    Black = DVD
    Brown = HD DVD
    Red = Netflix Streaming

    Movies rated using the star scale (
     
  8. Aaron Silverman

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    Oh boy, I really blew the '09 challenge! (Maybe I'll update my entry.)

    Guess I'll try again this year. . .
     
  9. Adam Gregorich

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    I can maybe come up with some titles for a prize pack between now and then. Can't say what they would be but maybe 5 or 6 titles for the winner TBA at the end? Nothing big enough to take the fun out of it , more ceremonial. To help people with bigger collections you could say everyone who watches their collection gets an entry for every X number of Blu-rays in their collection?
     
  10. Chuck Anstey

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    Maybe you should just call it the HD collection challenge. Some of us have many more HDDVDs than Blu-rays and probably will even through the end of 2010.

    I don't want to step on the OP toes but how about a "Repeat viewing" rating? There are movies that are great as a movie the first time but lose something (or a lot of something) watching it again and might be better as a rental versus owning. Some of the heist type movies fall into that category where the excitement is in the learning how the heist was accomplished, not so much the journey. Other movies were not that great as a movie but the viewer likes watching them every few months because they are plain fun, entertaining, or just strike a personal chord (To me: 5th Element, Riddick, Constantine). Or movies that were not that great the first time (to the viewer) but grew on them after repeated viewings (To me: again 5th Element, MIB). I am trying to only buy movies that I feel warrant repeat viewings but sometimes a bargain is so good on a movie I haven't seen that I take a chance and so I wind up with movies I will likely never watch again except for a challenge like this one.

    Rating system: 1 to 5 stars based upon my own enjoyment of the movie. First rating is for the first viewing. Second rating is how much I enjoyed watching it again, aka The Repeat Factor. 3 stars for first time is decent movie, worth the 2 hours but not much better than that. 3 stars for a repeat viewing is around once every few years but if it is on I will watch it. 2 start for repeat viewing is maybe again in my lifetime.

    Jan 2010:
    Harry Potter 6: [/b]
     
  11. Aaron Silverman

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    The ratings and commentaries are optional and personal -- do your own however you like! IMO rating for "Repeat Viewability" is a great idea.
     
  12. TonyD

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    That's what the "make up your own rules" rule is there for.

    Also I'm not sure how this could be a contest with a winner/winners.
    Last year only 4 or so people actually continued to update thier list
     
  13. Adam Gregorich

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    Name out of a hat is what I was thinking. Its not a big deal. If you think you want to do it just PM me to remind me in November so I can work on digging up some stuff.
     
  14. ManW_TheUncool

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    Doh! Can we exclude all the titles that we own primarily for other family members (and would likely not own, if single or only have a spouse/significant-other)? I probably own too many BDs already (even after excluding those others) to have a realistic chance to complete the challenge, especially after picking up the Lost 5-season set, but if I have to rewatch Twilight, Mamma Mia, et al. on top of various DVDs and occasional rentals I'd also want to (re)watch, then forget about it. (so far... although I suppose no single season of Lost can be considered "must see" as a standalone piece)

    _Man_
     
  15. TonyD

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    ^ rule number 4.

    _Man_ those star rating are just my own guide you can make up your own star ratings.
    " (if 4 stars really means "must see" -- for anyone other than a HP fan that is )"
     
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    So Far:

    Bourne Identity
    Bourne Supremacy

    Will decide on my rules later.
     
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    The Water Horse Legend of the Deep (2007) 1/2

    There was only one Star Trek episode on this disc, but what an episode it is. The Trouble with Tribbles holds a place in the top five classic Star Trek episodes. A real treat to watch from beginning to end with all the actors in top form.
    I watched both the original and enhanced versions and it's interesting comparing the two. I can't say whether I prefer one over the other. Also included on this disc was the animated tv episode More Tribbles, More Trouble and the Deep Space 9 episode Trials and Tribblations an excellent combination with the original. I must say though that the Deep Space 9 crew seemed dull compared with the more flamboyant personalities on board Enterprise NCC-1701. Also on the disc were two short featurettes on how they were able to combine the two episodes and why.
    For a tv series from the mid-sixties the video on this set is outstanding, better than I could have hoped for. It's really been a pleasure revisiting one of my all-time favourite sci-fi series.
     
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    01/01/2010--- Freedom Writers (HD-DVD)
    01/02/2010--- Freddy vs Jason
    01/03/2010---
    The Animatrix
    01/04/2010--- M*A*S*H
    01/06/2010--- 9
    01/07/2010--- 2010: The Year We Make Contact
    01/08/2010--- Gran Torino
    01/14/2010--- Moon
    01/15/2010--- Akira
    01/18/2010--- Tommy Boy
    01/19/2010--- Dr. Strangelove
    01/22/2010--- Inglourious Basterds
    01/27/2010---
    Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
    01/30/2010--- Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder

    02/03/2010--- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

    02/14/2010--- Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
    02/17/2010--- Space Chimps
    02/19/2010--- Major League
    02/21/2010--- Wall*E
    02/24/2010--- Labyrinth
    02/25/2010--- Ghosts of Mars
    02/28/2010--- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    03/02/2010--- The Running Man
    03/06/2010--- Bolt
    03/07/2010--- Predator 2
    03/09/2010--- Planet 51
    03/10/2010--- The Twelve Chairs
    03/13/2010--- Silent Movie
    03/18/2010--- Astro Boy
    03/19/2010--- The Princess And The Frog
    03/23/2010--- Toy Story
    03/24/2010--- Toy Story 2
    03/26/2010--- African Queen

     
  19. PatW

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    January Recap

    Total discs watched including movies and tv series = 30

    Of that total, number of blurays watched = 14 with 9 of them movies

    Favourite blu-ray watched this month was the Exorcism of Emily Rose with Moon being a close second.

    Didn't watch as many from my collection as I could have but I'm trying to spread them out since I have a little less than 100 bluray movies.

    In these monthly re-caps I'll include all discs watched but only list my blu-rays when picking favs for the month.
     
  20. PatW

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    Well, I was down to about 23 Bluray titles to watch. Thanks to some nice sales and anticipated new releases my total is back up over 60 to watch. This is never ending but it has given me an opportunity to watch both blu and dvd's that I haven't watched in a long time. It looks like I'm the only one left at least for now.
     

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